Crafting an Effective Criminal Defense takes Knowledge and Experience
Criminal charges will have a serious and lasting impact on your future. If you have been accused, arrested or charged, your first step should be consulting with a skilled criminal defense attorney to build a plan to protect your future. It can be daunting choosing a law firm you can depend on to defend your rights and freedom, before you decide you should ask how they can help you.
At The Law Office of Krista A. Chacona, you can find legal representation from an attorney with 25+ years of experience. Krista Chacona fights to defend clients throughout central Texas against their criminal charges and their collateral consequences. And Krista the takes the time to provide her clients with the compassion and respect they deserve from their criminal defense attorney.
Building A Personalized Defense
Krista Chacona has decades of experience building defense strategies against a wide array of misdemeanors and felonies. She knows what it takes to develop strong defenses against charges including:
- Property crimes like Burglary, Arson, Forgery and Theft
- Violent crimes from Assault with a deadly weapon, Assault on a Public Servant and Murder
- Sexual assaults against adults and children
- Probation violations
Part of what makes Krista Chacona a successful lawyer is her meticulous approach to her work. She pours over all of the evidence provided in her cases, but also seeks out additional information through investigators and mitigation experts, to ensure she has the information necessary to build a case for a favorable disposition – often a reduced sentence or dismissal.
The Role of the Client’s Mental Health in a Criminal Case
A client’s mental health history can greatly impact the course of the client’s case and the final outcome. An in depth understanding of mental health and the law, which encompasses the criminal and civil codes, is essential to early identification of potential competency issues or mental health related defenses. Understanding how to find and present evidence of a client’s background and mental health history is essential to negotiating a client’s disposition or mitigating punishment.
Many central Texas courts have mental health courts/dockets or mental health diversion program’s, but admission is not automatic. An experienced mental health attorney can help client’s improve the chances of acceptance into such programs. Krista Chacona understands the importance of knowing how mental health impacts her clients cases and how to use it to gain a more favorable disposition for her clients.
Someone You Can Count On
When you are facing criminal charges, you deserve someone who can provide you with compassionate and client-centered representation. For the guidance and skill that you need from central Texas lawyer, call 512-846-7260 or reach out online to schedule your initial consultation today.